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Introducing Solids

Posted by Susanna on 21st Feb 2020

Introducing Solids
Weaning, or the process of introducing solid food to your baby’s routine, is an exciting milestone: but when should you start? Research points to six months as the ideal time, because your little one’s intestines are mostly developed by that stage.The Department of Health and the World Health Organization recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. From six months, other foods should complement breastfeeding for up to two years or more.You should really think of weani
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​Postnatal Health

Posted by Susanna on 14th Feb 2020

​Postnatal Health
Moving back home from the hospital, you are likely to be completely absorbed by the needs of your newborn baby. However, don’t forget to give some care and attention to yourself as well: after all, no one can drink from an empty well! While it’s great to have someone (ideally family) near you, or even staying with you, to help out during the first week at home with baby, don’t be afraid to keep visits to a minimum: your friends and family will understand. If possible, make mealtimes easy
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​Breastfeeding Tips from a Real Mum

Posted by Susanna on 6th Feb 2020

​Breastfeeding Tips from a Real Mum
You’ve attended the breastfeeding class, you’ve read the guide, you’ve spoken to the GP… As someone who’s been there, here’s 10 quick tips - straight from a mother to another! - that you might not have come across quite yet…1) You’re tired. Like, REALLY tired. (I know - so was I.) So while you breastfeed, make sure to be as comfortable as you can possibly be, as it might take a while. My advice? Rather than sitting up, lie on your side with baby facing you. 2) Leaking is normal. Don’t wor
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Sleeping Safe

Posted by Susanna on 30th Jan 2020

Sleeping Safe
A seemingly peaceful activity like sleeping can pose some serious hidden threats that all parents must be aware of and prevent by following some basic steps. Here’s a brief rundown of what to do to ensure a safe sleeping environment for your child.Baby should sleep in their own safe sleeping place in the same room as the parents for the first six to twelve months of life. Never share a sleeping area with your child – be it a bed or a sofa. A side-sleeping crib is ideal for safety, as it
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Breastmilk Expressing Advice

Posted by Susanna on 24th Jan 2020

Breastmilk Expressing Advice
Confused about what exactly expressing means, and how to do it? Here are some simple and easy tips to expressing to help you along on this journey!What is expressing, first of all? Expressing is a way of gathering milk from your breasts without the baby needing to suckle. This can be achieved by hand, using a manual pump, or using an electric pump.Thanks to expressing, a baby unable to latch can still enjoy all the benefits of breastmilk. But even if breastfeeding is working for you and b
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